Event Sarah Browne with Dr Annita Boyd

Sarah Browne with Dr Annita Boyd

In Conversation

16 October 2014
6pm–8pm

  • Event Cost:
    This event is free for IMA members. Admission is $5 for non-members.

Join exhibiting artist Sarah Browne in conversation with screen studies academic Dr Annita Boyd on Thursday, 16 October, at 6pm. The talk will also include a screening of the Berwick Street Collective documentary, Nightcleaners.

Nightcleaners Part 1 was a documentary made by members of the Berwick Street Collective (Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan), about the campaign to unionise the women who cleaned office blocks at night and who were being victimised and underpaid. Intending at the outset to make a campaign film, the Collective was forced to turn to new forms in order to represent the forces at work between the cleaners, the Cleaner’s Action Group and the unions, and the complex nature of the campaign itself. The result was an intensely self-reflexive film, which implicated both the filmmakers and the audience in the processes of precarious, invisible labour. It is increasingly recognised as a key work of the 1970s and as an important precursor, in both subject matter and form, to current political art practice.

 

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